Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: May the fireworks fly unabated forever

Commentary

It was hot and muggy all day. At ten o’clock at night it was still in the 80s. My wife and I had just finished watching a movie, when our attention was directed outdoors. We heard the annual ritual of exploding fireworks. It was the Fourth of July. We stepped outside, and what we could see ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Banks leads fight to provide opioid solution

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Congressman Jim Banks is right. The opioid crisis is destroying families all across America, including our great state. We are seeing thousands of young people being swept up into this terrifying epidemic with no way out. I am pleased that he is working hard in Congress passing bills like the ...

BEN SHAPIRO: When abortion becomes a sacrament

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This week, amid widespread Democratic tumult regarding the selection of a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, alleged comedian Michelle Wolf paid tribute to the most important facet of American life: abortion. On her Netflix show Sunday, Wolf dressed up in red, white and ...

The Rant for July 11, 2018

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The Rant is The News-Sentinel’s anonymous sound-off forum. The readers’ views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. I want to ask Nancy Cripe of tobacco-free Allen county two questions. Does she drink coffee? And does she check her phone ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We should take a look at trails law

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The new Indiana Trails Liability Law only protects landowners from liability when people access the trail from their property, not when people access their property from the trail. And, in most areas, that's what the big problem is: People getting off the trail. The law only addresses ...

BEN SHAPIRO: What are the courts for? It depends on whom you ask

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Democrats are in a state of sheer panic. They’re panicking because Justice Anthony Kennedy — a reliable vote in favor of certain leftist priorities including abortion and same-sex marriage — announced that he will step down from the Supreme Court, leaving President Trump a second ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Does Kevin Leininger care about the poor?

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I am responding to Kevin Leininger’s editorial “Handing people money for nothing isn’t a good idea.” On the other hand, the top 1 percent have not deserved their great wealth, in my opinion. Yet they are given the big advantage income tax-wise. I believe your opinion is for the poor ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 2

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Didn’t catch our daily pages in print? Well, you missed out on some of our editorial cartoons from syndicated artists who work at newspapers across the country. Here were the ones that made it in print this week, plus a few more for your enjoyment, or ire, depending on which side of the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Greater Fort Wayne is overstepping its bounds

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When does a transformational vision for the future become a delusional nightmare for the taxpayers? When will the echo chamber of elected officials realize that their echo chamber vision of Greater Fort Wayne’s Road to One Million is nothing more than the wealthy elites playing to one-up the ...